Three more mild symptoms of coronavirus to watch out for
Some coronavirus sufferers have reported another three mild symptoms in addition to those well documented.
Since the virus began edging its way towards the UK public health officials have warned that new, persistent coughs and fevers are tell-tale signs of the disease.
As more and more people have been struck down by Covid-19, a fuller list of symptoms has emerged.
One of the more curious ones is a buzzing sensation that runs through the body.
While it has not been listed as an official symptom to watch out for, many people have posted online about experiencing a ‘fizzing’ sensation.
Tarana Burke, recognised as the founder of the #MeToo movement, said that her partner had the illness and the sensation that his ‘skin felt like it was burning’.
Twitter user @Miafia described having “an electric feeling on my skin.”
Dr Daniel Griffin, chief of infectious disease at ProHealth Care Associates in the US, has suggested the feeling may be part of an auto-immune response to a patients’ nervous system.
“Clearly it’s been identified, but we’re just not sure yet how widespread it is,” he told the New York Post.
Dr Vipul Shah, Clinical Director at telehealth service Pack Health, suggested it may simply be people experiencing a fever for the first time.
Another mild symptom of coronavirus that is being reported with increased regularity is the need to go to the toilet more often.
Dr Diana Gall explained to the Express : “Digestion problems and changes in bowel habits – particularly looser stools and making more frequent trips to the toilet – are sometimes the first signs that you’re coming down with something, not just with this coronavirus.
“However, diarrhoea has been reported as an early symptom in patients who have later tested positive for Covid-19.”
A new study, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, analysed data 204 patients with Covid-19 in China’s Hubei province and found nearly 50 per cent had diarrhoea, vomiting or abdominal pain.
Isla Haslam, 29, from Balham, South West London, experienced stomach problems while suffering with the coronavirus.
She realised that what she first thought was the consequences of a lentil heavy dinner was in fact coronavirus when she began to feel feverish.
The third, slightly less common symptom of the coronavirus, is testicular pain.
Researchers from Harvard Medical School filed a case report about a 42-year-old man who tested positive for the virus, after going to hospital with a ‘stabbing pain’ in his testicles.
Speaking to MailOnline, Dr Viney, a surgeon in Birmingham, said: “There are certain viruses that can affect the testicles, such as mumps.
“Only time will tell if COVID-19 also affects the testicles but it isn’t a symptom many of the patients I’ve dealt with have complained about.
“For most of them, their testicles are the least of their worries.”
In addition to these three symptoms, there are a number of other warning signs that you have the coronavirus.
Loss of sense and smell, physical and mental fatigue, lack of appetite and sore eyes are all reported symptoms of Covid-19